To say the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns game this Sunday is a big game might be an understatement. These two AFC North teams are jockeying for position behind the Cincinnati Bengals, and the winner of the game will certainly have the inside track.
Unlike the past two weeks where the Steelers were heavy favorites in both contests, they find themselves as road underdogs traveling to Cleveland. Some expert panels seem torn on who will come away victorious in this game, but not everyone is torn. Take a look at who the experts picked to win this football game.
The crew at ESPN.com placed their picks, and they're leaning the way of the Browns. Not a surprise, considering the Steelers' last two weeks have had them losing to the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers and barely escaping Jacksonville with a win over the winless Jaguars.
Our friends here at SB Nation also favor the Browns to be the winner of this grudge match Sunday. Three of the five experts who make their selections picked the team that resides along Lake Erie as the winners of the game this Sunday. Only bloggers Stephen White and Joel Thorman see the Steelers leaving Cleveland with a win.
Yahoo! Sports experts Frank Schwab and Eric Adelson were the only panel to all agree on the Browns as the team that will come away with the victory at home. The Browns are coming off an inspirational, come-from-behind victory where they set a new mark for biggest road comeback in NFL history as they won their second game of 2014 over the Tennessee Titans.
Just as the Yahoo! experts were all-in on the Browns, FoxSports.com's experts are all-in on the Steelers. All four experts that make game selections see the Steelers winning their fourth game of the season and their third road victory in the 2014 season.
This game has a lot of potential to be a great contest and, as the Steelers have dominated this rivalry to the tune of 25-3 since 2001, the Browns are looking to move above .500 for the first time this season by defeating the rival Steelers on home turf.